The Philosophy of Shipbuilding: Conceptual Approaches to the Study of Wooden Ships (Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series)by Frederick M. Hocker
Pub. Date: 06/28/2004
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
This book is dedicated to J Richard Steffy, a leading figure in the study of ancient shipbuilding, and draws heavily upon his conceptual approach to ship design and construction which places emphasis on the shipwright's personality, culture, technical ability and experiences. Ten essays explore the philosophy of shipbuilding in different periods and based on different types of remains and sources, from ancient Egyptian papyri to ship models, ancient and more recent wrecks and historical evidence. Subjects include early plank-built ships of ancient Egypt, north European clinker-built ships, mortise-and-tenon joined hulls of the ancient Mediterranean, Spanish and Portuguese ships of the 15th and 16th centuries and the remains of a merchant fleet in Lake Champlain, North America.
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